We headed to the beloved Brady’s Beach, a long-time local recreation area. Facing out into Barkely Sound, it’s a chance to relax, explore, swim or play games. The locals have built a driftwood stage for impromptu jam sessions.
The water taxi took us back to East Bamfield to stay at the Bamfield Motel, one of many comfortable lodgings in the area.
We had a wonderful breakfast at the Market Café and then travelled like the locals, taking a water taxi back to the west side, where we met Heather Cooper, a volunteer with the Bamfield Historical Society. Bamfield’s history is filled with incredible stories of all the homes along the boardwalk. The wooden boardwalk was built in the 1940s and is maintained by the Department of Highways, a unique tidbit of info.
Take a self-guided tour looking for the 12 new Heritage Signs around town. In 2012, Heather and Judith Phillips wrote Bamfield Houses, which tells the history through its dwellings and the people who lived there.